13 June 2006

It's World Cup Time. Do You Care?

A Saudi cleric and most of the US agree on one thing, says excellent sports blog Deadspin.

In this time of international turmoil and global conflict, it is good to know that there are issues that we can all come together on. President Bush says he never saw a soccer ball as a kid, and now a Saudi cleric says soccer is against Allah.

I played soccer as a kid but then my parents, unlike most parents today, refused to pander to my every whim and wish, and made me choose between basketball and soccer because they were played in the same season in my town.

I chose basketball because, well, I'm not a bleeding-heart, granola-munching commie.

(That's a little joke for you all today). :-) I don't have that much against fĂștbol.

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